By Kent Youngblood
Youngblood here, and I have to apologize for the lateness of this post. In my defense I plead travel woes. Now, I don’t want to step on sacred Michael Russo ground here, but I had a bad, bad travel day. I was in Denver Friday covering the Wolves game. Then I had to get up at 3:30 a.m. to catch a 5:30 flight out of Denver for Nashville through Memphis. I fully intended to give you a quick update after morning skate. Problem is, I fell asleep.
Anyway, enough complaining.
A brief update: Looks like Sean Hill will be a healthy scratch tonight, with Keith Carney apparently getting the nod. Don’t know yet which healthy forward will be watching from the press box. Niklas Backstrom will again be in goal.
Jacques had a morning meeting with some of his skill players. I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow’s paper, but his basic message was for those guys to quit trying to do it all by themselves. Jacques thinks their gripping the sticks a little tight these days and he told them to relax. We’ll see if that works.
That’s about all. later